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    Default What Have You ReDiscovered You Like During Sheltering??

    Besides crying in the dark under the covers.

    I like having day after day with my daughter. I miss her when I'm gone for an hour now.

    I don't get to read as much as I'd like, but I've taken up reading again.

    I am getting close to grad level astrophysics - minus the math.

    I can tell the difference between some poisonous versus non poisonous snakes now - I let a racer go the other day. Felt good.

    Love my flower garden.

    Playing soccer with daughter - fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by DixieZag View Post
    Besides crying in the dark under the covers.

    I like having day after day with my daughter. I miss her when I'm gone for an hour now.

    I don't get to read as much as I'd like, but I've taken up reading again.

    I am getting close to grad level astrophysics - minus the math.

    I can tell the difference between some poisonous versus non poisonous snakes now - I let a racer go the other day. Felt good.

    Love my flower garden.

    Playing soccer with daughter - fun

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    Being outside.... don't do much of it right now... but do appreciate it a ton more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DixieZag View Post
    Besides crying in the dark under the covers.

    I like having day after day with my daughter. I miss her when I'm gone for an hour now.

    I don't get to read as much as I'd like, but I've taken up reading again.

    I am getting close to grad level astrophysics - minus the math.

    I can tell the difference between some poisonous versus non poisonous snakes now - I let a racer go the other day. Felt good.

    Love my flower garden.

    Playing soccer with daughter - fun

    You?
    Sewing, while I started doing that again out of necessity, it's been fun getting a few of my own projects done since I can't use not wanting to get the sewing machine set up as an excuse to put them off until later.

    Fencing (sort of)...before all this started, the boys were going to take a few fencing classes mid April. The instructor decided to do lessons over Zoom since good footwork is important and doesn't require a foil. So I'm basically correcting their stances and going through the drills with them and it's weird to say that I miss it because it wasn't something I was passionate about when I did it. I might buy two masks and foils so we can play around outside when the weather gets better... I'm sure that'll be amusing for the neighbors to see. It was snowing a few moments ago. Not just flurries, enough to actually make the ground look frosty, I miss the beautiful weather we had last weekend.

    I've never been much of a baker, but we've been attempting bread products (although the bread always seems too dense). I've become very good at making soft pretzels in the past 2 weeks. They're delicious and I don't think I'll ever buy an overpriced one at the mall food court again!

    I'm enjoying audiobooks since I can multitask while I listen to those.

    Gardening is going to take a bigger roll than it has the last couple of years. I've started some plants on our porch, and I'm utilizing food scraps to grow back some veggies, onions, and potatoes that got eyes, our Romaine lettuce cores are growing back nicely too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazzgirl_127 View Post
    Sewing, while I started doing that again out of necessity, it's been fun getting a few of my own projects done since I can't use not wanting to get the sewing machine set up as an excuse to put them off until later.

    Fencing (sort of)...before all this started, the boys were going to take a few fencing classes mid April. The instructor decided to do lessons over Zoom since good footwork is important and doesn't require a foil. So I'm basically correcting their stances and going through the drills with them and it's weird to say that I miss it because it wasn't something I was passionate about when I did it. I might buy two masks and foils so we can play around outside when the weather gets better... I'm sure that'll be amusing for the neighbors to see. It was snowing a few moments ago. Not just flurries, enough to actually make the ground look frosty, I miss the beautiful weather we had last weekend.

    I've never been much of a baker, but we've been attempting bread products (although the bread always seems too dense). I've become very good at making soft pretzels in the past 2 weeks. They're delicious and I don't think I'll ever buy an overpriced one at the mall food court again!

    I'm enjoying audiobooks since I can multitask while I listen to those.

    Gardening is going to take a bigger roll than it has the last couple of years. I've started some plants on our porch, and I'm utilizing food scraps to grow back some veggies, onions, and potatoes that got eyes, our Romaine lettuce cores are growing back nicely too.
    The fencing is awesome. See if you can find some cool 'cheek scars' to look as if they have been emulating the Prussians of yore.
    It's not funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willandi View Post
    The fencing is awesome. See if you can find some cool 'cheek scars' to look as if they have been emulating the Prussians of yore.
    Lol. I am pretty sure Jazzgirl’s sons don’t want them from her. Kind of embarrassing to say you got your sword scar from your mom.
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    Push-ups and sit-ups. I used to do hundreds of them each week. I got out of that routine when I became a parent. For the past couple of years, I was regularly hitting the gym to use the rower, treadmill, and elliptical trainer. I was slowly rehabbing a pair of lower body injuries. With the gym shut down, I fell back on my old apartment fitness routine. I’m doing a lot of body weight strength training mixed in with my rehab stretches.
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    My daughter and I went camping in the backyard this weekend. It was a lot of fun. We usually go camping 4-5 times a year, but we have never done it in the backyard before. I have a big yard so we set up corn hole, volleyball net, fire pit. When it got hot, we went in the house. I was able to take a shower each day. My daughter had a blast and was super happy that she got bring as many stuffed animals as she wanted into the tent.
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    I may be rediscovering that ponytail I had 45 years ago, though it will now have to work it's way around a bald spot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gu03alum View Post
    My daughter and I went camping in the backyard this weekend. It was a lot of fun. We usually go camping 4-5 times a year, but we have never done it in the backyard before. I have a big yard so we set up corn hole, volleyball net, fire pit. When it got hot, we went in the house. I was able to take a shower each day. My daughter had a blast and was super happy that she got bring as many stuffed animals as she wanted into the tent.

    That is awesome 03!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazzgirl_127 View Post
    Sewing, while I started doing that again out of necessity, it's been fun getting a few of my own projects done since I can't use not wanting to get the sewing machine set up as an excuse to put them off until later.

    Fencing (sort of)...before all this started, the boys were going to take a few fencing classes mid April. The instructor decided to do lessons over Zoom since good footwork is important and doesn't require a foil. So I'm basically correcting their stances and going through the drills with them and it's weird to say that I miss it because it wasn't something I was passionate about when I did it. I might buy two masks and foils so we can play around outside when the weather gets better... I'm sure that'll be amusing for the neighbors to see. It was snowing a few moments ago. Not just flurries, enough to actually make the ground look frosty, I miss the beautiful weather we had last weekend.

    I've never been much of a baker, but we've been attempting bread products (although the bread always seems too dense). I've become very good at making soft pretzels in the past 2 weeks. They're delicious and I don't think I'll ever buy an overpriced one at the mall food court again!

    I'm enjoying audiobooks since I can multitask while I listen to those.

    Gardening is going to take a bigger roll than it has the last couple of years. I've started some plants on our porch, and I'm utilizing food scraps to grow back some veggies, onions, and potatoes that got eyes, our Romaine lettuce cores are growing back nicely too.
    Please tell me that when fencing you keep repeating... "My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die". If you aren't you now will be

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    Quote Originally Posted by LongIslandZagFan View Post
    Please tell me that when fencing you keep repeating... "My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die". If you aren't you now will be

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    LOL, there are always Princess Bride quotes being thrown around in our house.
    I actually learned to fence lefty despite being a righty because there's a pretty big strategic advantage to using your left hand (especially when the majority of your team are lefties you can practice against). I won a few bouts against left and right handed fencers I had absolutely no business beating and I think it was primarily because they weren't used to practicing against a lefty.

    I don't think there'll be any scars, I don't want CYS to knock on our door... although now that I think about it, it can leave some wicked bruises.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sittingon50 View Post
    I may be rediscovering that ponytail I had 45 years ago, though it will now have to work it's way around a bald spot.
    Similar here - I've rediscovered a full beard that I haven't had for nearly 20 years. And I'm remembering and relearning all of the wonderful things that go with it like when it comes to eating food (especially messy things like ribs), drinking milk or beer out of a glass, not being able to stop scratching it or running my fingers through it (so much for not touching my face). The one thing I don't remember is it being this white before, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BayAreaZagFan View Post
    Similar here - I've rediscovered a full beard that I haven't had for nearly 20 years. And I'm remembering and relearning all of the wonderful things that go with it like when it comes to eating food (especially messy things like ribs), drinking milk or beer out of a glass, not being able to stop scratching it or running my fingers through it (so much for not touching my face). The one thing I don't remember is it being this white before, though.
    Yeah, I quit growing one anymore. The last time I tried this winter I had a huge white patch on my cheek. I was like WTF. I used to have a tough, reddish brown Viking looking color. Now I look like Spot the effing dog from Dick and Jane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BayAreaZagFan View Post
    Similar here - I've rediscovered a full beard that I haven't had for nearly 20 years. And I'm remembering and relearning all of the wonderful things that go with it like when it comes to eating food (especially messy things like ribs), drinking milk or beer out of a glass, not being able to stop scratching it or running my fingers through it (so much for not touching my face). The one thing I don't remember is it being this white before, though.
    I usually have a beard, but I have been thinking of shaving it off. I hate wearing my mask over my beard.
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    This thread is awesome. I haven't met anyone who fenced seriously - I'd love to try it, and be awful, though who wouldn't be at first?

    I hate shaving more than just about anything, except having facial hair. I don't understand men that grow anything. To me I never feel clean, ever, and it's just scratchy and awful .
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    Work.

    And the dignity of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DixieZag View Post
    This thread is awesome. I haven't met anyone who fenced seriously - I'd love to try it, and be awful, though who wouldn't be at first?

    I hate shaving more than just about anything, except having facial hair. I don't understand men that grow anything. To me I never feel clean, ever, and it's just scratchy and awful .
    A short beard might remain itchy, I don't know 'cause whenever I have had a beard, I just let it flow. A long beard becomes much softer feeling. Keep it washed and use a conditioner. It is nice to not need to shave.
    My 3-5 days between shaves now is what itches.
    It's not funny.

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    I'm really enjoying getting home projects done. I think I lacked the motivation during nap time previously because I was the only adult at home so if a kid needed me, I'd have to drop everything and clean up. Now I have a reasonable amount of interupted time to work on a project. Yesterday I caulked several windows and between the quarter round and the baseboard. Today I painted the one window.
    We ordered bedroom furniture from Ikea and it's going to deliver next weekend, they're just going to drop the boxes off on the porch and we'll bring them in when they leave. We'd always been using hand me down stuff that I refinished but when we moved up to the attic we left it on the second floor (I'm not sure the big old stuff would have even fit through the stairway...it would have really heavy for two people). I'm actually excited to build the new stuff (which we can easily take up unassembled). Also, huge bonus not physically going to Ikea, that place is too people-y.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazzgirl_127 View Post
    I'm really enjoying getting home projects done. I think I lacked the motivation during nap time previously because I was the only adult at home so if a kid needed me, I'd have to drop everything and clean up. Now I have a reasonable amount of interupted time to work on a project. Yesterday I caulked several windows and between the quarter round and the baseboard. Today I painted the one window.
    We ordered bedroom furniture from Ikea and it's going to deliver next weekend, they're just going to drop the boxes off on the porch and we'll bring them in when they leave. We'd always been using hand me down stuff that I refinished but when we moved up to the attic we left it on the second floor (I'm not sure the big old stuff would have even fit through the stairway...it would have really heavy for two people). I'm actually excited to build the new stuff (which we can easily take up unassembled). Also, huge bonus not physically going to Ikea, that place is too people-y.
    Let us know all the new curse words you come up with when you are assembling the furniture.

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    They'll be the same as the English words only they will have •• above the vowels!

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    My garden kicks so much ass.

    I only did flowers this year. My trophies are the roses in barrels, and a row of 9 sunflowers that are over 7 feet high already, with little 3-4 sunflowers that are blooming around them, and a bunch of ground flowers in among it. I already ordered new seeds w/ different color sun flowers.

    AND

    One week ago, I went out to feed and water the dog at 7:00 a.m. and he has this beagle puppy following him. I was so happy! It had a collar, a big lime green collar. (We live 1/2 mile from ANYONE, so I was so happy to help someone rescue their dog …) and there was nothing on the collar!! No number, name, nothing.

    So we put up a big sign on front lawn but it kept raining over it. We called the local "store" that everyone goes to. We called the campground at the lake 2 miles away. We called the vet clinic in town. I stopped at a couple of neighbors' places.

    We haven't found his home yet. He is maybe one year old (hasn't "dropped" fully). He was thrilled the first 3 days bc I am sure he'd been alone for a while but he wasn't stick/bones. He loved my 105 lb guy, lab/hound - "big brother," and they played. My alpha male was happy to have a little brother, though he spent the first few hours putting the beagles head in his mouth while playing, like: "You understand the situation, right? Your head is in my mouth, you get that, right? Okay, now let's play!"

    Now it's setting in. He's a little sad. We're a little sad.

    His name is "Pocky"

    We had called him "Puppy" and my daughter - 3 days ago - decided to name him after her favorite Japanese candy (she's into anime). It sounded like "puppy."

    I am still looking. Anyone missing a beagle with a lime green collar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DixieZag View Post
    My garden kicks so much ass.

    I only did flowers this year. My trophies are the roses in barrels, and a row of 9 sunflowers that are over 7 feet high already, with little 3-4 sunflowers that are blooming around them, and a bunch of ground flowers in among it. I already ordered new seeds w/ different color sun flowers.

    AND

    One week ago, I went out to feed and water the dog at 7:00 a.m. and he has this beagle puppy following him. I was so happy! It had a collar, a big lime green collar. (We live 1/2 mile from ANYONE, so I was so happy to help someone rescue their dog …) and there was nothing on the collar!! No number, name, nothing.

    So we put up a big sign on front lawn but it kept raining over it. We called the local "store" that everyone goes to. We called the campground at the lake 2 miles away. We called the vet clinic in town. I stopped at a couple of neighbors' places.

    We haven't found his home yet. He is maybe one year old (hasn't "dropped" fully). He was thrilled the first 3 days bc I am sure he'd been alone for a while but he wasn't stick/bones. He loved my 105 lb guy, lab/hound - "big brother," and they played. My alpha male was happy to have a little brother, though he spent the first few hours putting the beagles head in his mouth while playing, like: "You understand the situation, right? Your head is in my mouth, you get that, right? Okay, now let's play!"

    Now it's setting in. He's a little sad. We're a little sad.

    His name is "Pocky"

    We had called him "Puppy" and my daughter - 3 days ago - decided to name him after her favorite Japanese candy (she's into anime). It sounded like "puppy."

    I am still looking. Anyone missing a beagle with a lime green collar?
    It sounds like you are now the proud owner of a beagle with a lime green collar.

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    We signed up for misfits market, so I guess we're going to be trying some vegetables and maybe fruits that we've never tried before...not sure if we'll like them or not....but we'll be trying them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazzgirl_127 View Post
    We signed up for misfits market, so I guess we're going to be trying some vegetables and maybe fruits that we've never tried before...not sure if we'll like them or not....but we'll be trying them!
    I have a friend on Facebook, she's in Kentucky, and she just started getting them and loves it.
    Her kids look forward to the delivery, to find out what foods they get to eat next.
    It's not funny.

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